Squamish’s Carbon Engineering and London’s Storegga have begun engineering and design of a Direct Air Capture (DAC) facility that will permanently remove between 500,000 and one million tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually.
Targeted for North-East Scotland, the proposed facility will be the first large-scale facility of its kind in Europe and the partners are aiming for it to be operational by 2026.
Once complete, it will be a model for how this clean infrastructure can be deployed across the continent to help achieve critical net zero targets, while also creating thousands of local jobs and businesses.
Closer to home, Carbon Engineering has been working hard to progress construction of their new Innovation Centre on the waterfront in Squamish.
Home to Carbon Engineering’s advanced development and operations headquarters, the facility is where they will optimize and improve their groundbreaking Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology that removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
“As we near completion of the Innovation Centre, Carbon Engineering is approaching a major milestone not only for our company and partners, but also for the future of Direct Air Capture technology,” said CEO Steve Oldham.
“At this world-class facility, our talented and growing team will continue to advance our climate solutions. The innovation conducted here will help us further drive down costs, grow efficiencies and roll out next generation improvements to our plants around the world.”